Meet the Girlfriend Jean
The jury is still out on whether skinny jeans are staying or becoming a passing trend. I am keeping my fingers that they stick around for at least another one or two seasons since I have about 4 pairs sitting in my closet right now. Lately though it seems like every season there is a new “it” fit, which has certainly made the denim world much more fun. Remember when it was just boot cut or straight leg jeans and that was it? Now we have the boyfriend jean, the cropped jean, the pencil fit, the high-waist, the list just keeps going. All of the new shapes, rises and styles mean that now woman of all body types can find their perfect denim fit. But just when I really did think I had seen it all, I came across yet another new style of denim that I am super excited about. Let me introduce you to the girlfriend jean. The girlfriend jean, aptly named after its counterpart the boyfriend jean, sits high on the waist (perfect for keeping our little tummies tucked in and hidden) and is tapered down the leg. Most of the versions I have seen are cropped just above the ankle and made of thick, non-stretch denim. Each retailer is outing their own spin on the girlfriend jean, so you may need to shop around a bit before you find the perfect pair, but I highly recommend giving them a try. The girlfriend jean wasn’t designed to contour your body or give you a leaner look, but they are an interesting cut, very comfortable and offer you a fun variation on denim for spring. The funny part is, I bet that some of you already own this style of jean and just didn’t know that it had a trendy new name.
How To Rock Spring Denim
Like most women, my style tends to change with my mood. I don’t have a typical look that I wear every day. Sometimes I feel fun and flirty and wear a flowy dress, other days I feel more refined and like to rock all black. And then there are always the days when I just want to be comfortable in my favorite pair of jeans. The trick is making those jeans look presentable and stylish, without having to sacrifice the comfort that I love them for.
I think it is safe to say that we all share a love of denim for its comfort and ease. I always try to get more out of the denim in the spring because I know once the full heat of summer hits I am going to have to pack them away for the next two months. One of the best ways to make your denim spring-ready is by pairing it with a simple white button down shirt and big, bold accessories, like a giant tote, bright bangles and a chunky necklace. Another fun play on denim for spring is trying out cropped colored jeans in a variety of on-trend pastel colors. If you are really daring, you can even go for a floral denim pant with a v-neck tee and a blue denim jacket. I may have forgotten to mention this, but along with my favorite jeans, a denim jacket is a must-have accessory for spring. My personal favorite play on denim for the spring it to roll up my jeans at the ankle and wear with sky high heels and a blouse. This look is sexy, fun and perfect for catching up with friends, seeing a local band play or going to dinner with your parents. For chillier nights, wrap a spring scarf around your neck and you are ready to go.
Mixing Silver and Gold
When it comes to personal style, my rule of thumb is that anything goes as long as you feel comfortable in what you are wearing. Lately, I’ve had a lot of people ask me whether it is ok to mix silver and gold jewelry. My answer is always the same, “If you like the way it looks, then you should wear it!” Whereas the rules of jewelry etiquette once insisted that that silver jewelry be worn with silver, gold be worn with gold, these days people are mixing and matching to their heart’s content. A wardrobe that only accommodates either silver or gold really limits the fun that you can have when getting dressed. For example, this morning I woke up and threw on a men’s cashmere sweater so that I would feel comfy. Then to dress it up I decided to add my grandmother’s vintage pearls that have this fabulous silver and diamond broach attached. Then I layered on a shorter gold necklace and a gold bracelet. While wearing just one metal at a time does give you a more classic look, but it can also look too matchymatchy at times and less modern. Mixing silver and gold is eye catching and adds depth to your overall look. If you are still uneasy on how to jump on the mix and match trend, start by looking for pieces that are already multi-toned. Designers are making incredible jewelry that incorporates both silver and gold. Another great way to incorporate it into your personal style is to wear a watch that is both silver and gold. This gives you total flexibility when it comes to matching your earrings and purse and other accessories. Just make sure to have fun and don’t stress yourself out. If you have to think about it too much, it probably isn’t worth it!
Is It Possible to Wear White Without Spilling?
I love how great white clothing looks. From white jeans, to white shirts and dresses, they just look classic. White is perfect for wearing in spring when everything feels new and fresh. After Labor Day everyone pulls their white pants out of the back of their closets and starts to wear them again. (I should add here that it is total acceptable to wear white after Labor Day. Where is was once a faux pas, white pants are now chic any time of the year.) The problem with white is that I find it absolutely impossible to wear it without spilling or getting some type of stain on my clothing. I swear the fashion gods laugh at me every time. A few years ago I stopped buying white shoes because I knew they would just get dirty. Then I stopped buying white blouses because I was guaranteed to spill coffee and get a stain. This season retailers everywhere are stocking high-waisted white pants with a wide flare leg. These pants look amazing with a wedge sandal and black tank top. There are also a number of cute white cropped pants in stores right now that are just begging to be worn with a denim jacket and jelly shoes. White linen tops are another hot item in stores as well. I love how a white linen shirt looks over a bikini for the beach. Even a simple white dress worn to a summer BBQ or garden party is effortless yet chic and classic. So I have made up my mind. With so many incredible white options, this is the season that I put my foot down and attempt to wear white once more. Only this time I am making sure to bring travel packets of stain remover with me. Because you and I both know that I am going to need them!
A Shopping Reality Check We All Could Use
I am a shopper at heart. I love buying new things, whether it’s a new dress, a keychain or even new pens. There is just something about coming home and opening the bag and taking out all of my new goodies that I adore. I also love a good deal. Sometimes I fall prey to a good sale and end up buying something I don’t even like that much because it is such a great price. Lately I have been trying to tame my shopping and only buy things that I really love. I recently received some really great advice that I have been trying to use when I am out shopping: Don’t buy anything on sale that you wouldn’t pay for at full price. After I heard this my whole shopping mentality changed! It totally makes sense to me. I mean why stock my closet with a ton of items that I sort of like, when I can buy a few items that I absolutely adore? So now when I head out shopping for new clothes (which may be slightly more often that even I care to admit) I always stop and ask myself two things: 1. Would I pay full price for this item, and 2. Do I love it so much that I want to immediately put it on and wear it out of the store. I swear to you, this is such a great reality check. I am amazed at how it has helped me tame my shopping habit and only invest in pieces that I love. Plus it has helped me rid my closet of a lot of throwaway pieces that won’t last past a few wears. It’s all about quality over quantity… though I still like to slip in a little cheap something now and then just to satisfy my shopping sweet tooth.
Is it just me or have you found that the cuter the shoe the more pain they cause? I can’t tell you how many times I have come home with a hot new pair of shoes only to find out that after standing in them for five minutes they feel more like a torture device than fabulous footwear. Before you run for the hills screaming in pain or throw your shoes in the back of your closet never to be worn again, try these tips for breaking in new shoes.
1. Wear them around your house for a few hours. Make sure to walk up and down the stairs a few times or even run in place a little. You may look silly in your bathrobe and heels, but who cares when it means your feet won’t be aching when you wear them out for the first time.
2. Wear your new shoes for short periods of time. It’s never a good idea to take your new heels dancing the first time out of the box. Instead wear them to events where you know you won’t be walking too much or standing for extended periods of time. This even goes for wearing them around the house. Start with 20 minutes at a time and increase from there until you are able to wear them for an hour pain free.
3. Wear them with socks. This may not look good, but it will feel good. A great way to break in shoes and stretch them out a bit is to wear them with socks. The socks also prevent against getting blisters.
4. Take a blow dryer to them. This trick is so simple and easy and really works! Put on a pair of socks and then your new shoes. Take your blow dryer and blow it on any areas where the shoes feel tight for 1-2 minutes. Then keep your shoes on while they cool.
Athletic Clothes for the Non-Athletic Girl
We all do it. We may try to pretend that we don’t, but we all know that at one time or another we have left the house in yoga clothes fully knowing that there was not a chance we were actually going to a yoga class, or even a gym for that matter. I do it at least once a week. I have a list of errands to run and just can’t deal with putting any real clothes on. So I throw on my yoga clothes, slip into some sneakers and head out for the day. What? I like the way yoga clothes look and there is nothing more comfortable. I usually am feeling pretty good about my decision until the cashier at the grocery store asks me how my yoga class was. That’s when I give him a blank stare until it occurs to me that he thinks I actually went and worked out. Silly cashier, yoga clothes aren’t just for yoga.
That’s why I am all over the athletic-inspired trend that we are seeing this spring. Designers have added their own twist to slouchy track pants and varsity jackets and made them feel fresh and modern. From racer back sports bras to full-on tracksuits, straight out of the locker room looks are being reimagined with mesh pieces and satin fabrics. The result is a chic look that is also comfortable. And believe it or not, this look is also very versatile. These clothes were certainly not designed for actual sports activity. These styles were created to be worn during the day with sporty sneakers as easily as with a pair of cute heels at night. So the next time the cashier tries to shame you for wearing your workout clothes out all day, just ignore him. We know you are right on trend girl.
Clean Out Your Closet in 7 Simple Steps
There’s more to spring cleaning than tossing your winter clothes into the back of your closet and calling it a day. It’s an awesome chance to really go through your entire closet and see what is working, what hasn’t worked in years and what needs to be kicked to the curb immediately. So in the spirit of out with the old and in with the new, I present to you 7 simple steps for cleaning out your closet.
1. Assess your current style and how it translates through the clothes in your closet. If you are less the bohemian girl you were last year and more preppy, it may be time to replace those long flowy skirts for simple khaki.
2. Say this to yourself “More than 2 and we are through.” If you haven’t worn it in at least two years, then it is time to let it go. We always tell ourselves we may need it one day, for that one event, but chances are it will just end up sitting in your closet for another 2 years.
3. Hold on to heirloom pieces. I inherited all of my Nana’s vintage scarves and hats. They aren’t pieces that I will always wear, but they are special and I know I could never get rid of them. Take any heirloom pieces from your closet and store them in an airtight bin. This will free up room and help to preserve them and keep them from getting damaged.
4. Ditch the wire hangers. I once had a boyfriend that insisted I throw out all of my wire hangers and use wooden ones instead. At the time I thought he was crazy. Turns out he was actually right! Wooden hangers are gentler on your clothes and while you are busy switching hangers, you will get to see everything in your closet.
5. Play the flip game. I love this way of weeding out items you don’t wear. Turn all of the hangers in your closet in the same direction. Each time you wear something, turn the hanger the other way. At the end of a few weeks, assess what hangers haven’t turned. Those are the clothes you don’t wear and may not need.
6. Use a buddy system. Always clean with a friend. Preferably a friend who is honest and upfront (and can pry an old piece of clothing out of your hands if necessary). They will give you the best advice on what to keep or toss.
7. Organize by Style. Organize your closet so that all of your pants, shirts, skirts, etc. are arranged together. Then take it one step farther and organize each category by color. It may be time consuming at first, but it saves time later when you aren’t digging around for your favorite green blouse.
Organize a Closet Swap
Once a month my closest girl friends and I get together during the week for a “girls night”. What this basically means is that we sit around, have drinks, eat way too much and gossip with each other. Then one of my friend suggested we turn girls night into a closet swap. It’s springtime, so everyone is cleaning out their closets anyway. So rather than get rid of the clothes, everyone brought their leftovers to the next girl’s night and we did a closet swap. Not only was it a total blast, I left with some pretty good new clothes. Seriously, I can’t believe some of the things my friends were getting rid of. We all made out great and were super thrilled with our new finds.
Planning a closet swap is super easy. First, pick a date and send out an invitation to your friends. It is easiest to keep the guest list to around 10 people. Otherwise it could be clothing overload. Also try to invite people who match up with other people’s body size. You don’t want all 5’7” people and then one 5’4” girl who will be totally left out. In the invite tell people what to bring and what not to bring (no damaged or stained items). On the day of the swap, clear out some space so that everyone can show off their goods. It doesn’t need to look like an actually store, but get creative so that the clothes can be displayed. Remind guests ahead of time to bring their own bags to take their new finds home with them. Like any good event, food and drink is always key. I like to ask everyone to bring either an appetizer or their favorite drink. It just takes some pressure off of you as the hostess. Give your guests time on the night of to arrive, have a drink and eat before the swapping begins. Then let the swapping begin! It’s time to start showcasing your stuff and checking out what others brought. At the end of the night if people don’t want any unswapped clothing back, suggest donating it to a local shelter.
First Date Outfits That He Can’t Resist
By: Megan Zatko
Ok ladies, the way I see it you have three options when dressing for a first date. There is the casual, but cute look that involves jeans and a very cute sandal. Then there is the easy breezy summer dress that is flirty, but not too flirty. And finally there is the all out, you can’t miss or resist me tight dress and high heels. Depending on the person, type of date and activity, I usually rotate through different versions of each of these. Lately, my go-to first date outfit has been wax washed tight black jeans, a white V-neck t-shirt, ankle boots and colorful blazer. But with the weather warming up, I am feeling more adventurous and ready to change up my look. Who knows, maybe it will give me better dating luck too!
I have out together three styles for three different dates. Feel free to mix and match ideas to make the outfit look and feel totally you. The key rule to dressing for a date is that if you don’t feel comfortable you wont feel confident. And when it comes to dating it is all about having confidence.
Look #1: Casual with a little edge
I recommend you wear skinny jeans that hit at the ankle with a pair of heeled. Pair it with a plain tank top and layer on several of your favorite necklaces and bracelets. Add a statement ring and brightly colored clutch.
Look #2: Feminine and Flirty
This look is all about to showing too much skin, but still enough to have him looking. Wear a breezy floral dress that hits just below the knee and pair it with flat sandals. Add simple stud earrings and a woven bag to complete the look.
Look #3: VaVaVoom
This look is about going all out and showing him what you’ve got. Get a fitting mini dress and pair with seasonal heels. Throw a cropped jacket on over the dress and finish with your favorite earrings. I recommend wearing your hair back in a messy ponytail. It is a nice juxtaposition to the rest of the outfit.
If These Bags Could Talk
I still have the shopping bag that my first real high-end designer purse came in. I bought it in Italy over a decade ago and it has made it through countless moves, several boyfriends and a handful of roommates who are better left forgotten. There is nothing better than buying a total splurge item and walking out of the store with the bag. It almost feels like a badge of honor. Then you get home, take your new prize out and aren’t sure what to do with the bag. It’s too special to throw away, but you can very well hang it on your wall. Or can you…?
Ladies, listen up because I have a decorating tip that will not only make your bedroom look fab, but it will also allow you to finally repurpose those designer shopping bags you’ve been holding on to. Turn them into art! Each shopping bag has its own personality, whether it is with your favorite store’s logo, the color that everyone identifies with, or it has the memory of that special gift you once received.
Start by laying all of the bags out on your bedroom floor. Measure each one to see what size frame it one would fit in. Then go to the closest craft or home goods store and buy frames for each bag. I like to have the same frame for every bag, but you can mix and match too if that is more your taste. Mount each of the bags in a frame and arrange them on your bedroom wall. It’s super cute wall art that is cheap and unique! Plus when you show your friends your work it is another chance to tell them the story of the time your dad surprised you on your birthday with your dream bag.
How to Rock the Spring Scarf
I have a confession to make. I love a good scarf. Not just a nice, thick wool scarf to wrap around my neck during the coldest days of winter. I am an equal opportunity scarf lover. Thin, sheer linen scarves get me just as excited. I don’t know what it is; there is just something about a scarf that pulls any outfit together. Which is why I am jumping with joy that spring scarves are BIG this year!Go into any store at the mall and you will see a fabulous array of flimsy scarves in different colors and patterns. From pastel paisley to fruit designs (yes, I have seen scarves with lemons on them), no spring outfit is complete without a scarf.
Does the spring scarf serve any real purpose? No. It won’t cool you down or even keep you warm on chilly evenings. But it sure does look pretty damn cool. Plus it is super easy to style. Try wearing one with a pair of cut-off jeans and tank top to your next music festival. Or wrap one loosely around your neck the next time you throw on your favorite sundress. If you are feeling very adventurous, style it like a chocker tight around your neck and leave some skin showing on your décolletage showing. If you just can’t bear to have anything around your neck in the summer heat, wrap the scarf around your purse and leave the ends hanging for a rock n roll look that will have everyone’s heads turning.
From wrapping it around your head, neck or even wait, the options are endless. Plus half the fun is finding new ways to wear a scarf. So make a game out of it and see how many different ways you can wear your spring scarf in one week.
Hot Swimsuit Trends
So apparently it is just about swimsuit season again and someone forgot to tell me as I reached for that third piece of pizza last night. Or that croissant this morning. But considering that summer is all about beaches, pool parties and hanging out on boats, there is really no way to get around the inevitable. Ladies, we need to go swimsuit shopping. Luckily there are some uber-cool trends out there that will have you feeling more hot than not in your swimsuit this summer.
Ruffles: Mark my words; you will be seeing a lot of ruffles this summer. From bikini bottoms to triangle tops, ruffles will be dominating. They are perfect for any girl that wants to pull off the fun, flirty look and they are great for masking certain assets you don’t want to show off!
High-Waisted Bottoms: High waists aren’t just popular in pants this summer. Swimsuits are getting in on the action too. Say hello to the high-waisted bikini bottom. This style is flattering on pretty much everyone and is great at accentuating your curves.
The One-Piece: This isn’t your mother’s one-piece bathing suit. This season, one-pieces got a serious makeover with cutouts, gold accents and sexy new cuts.
Mix and Match: Love the fit of a top in one pattern and a bottom in another pattern? No problem. This summer it is all about mixing and matching patterns and colors to create a look that is as unique as you. Try stripes on top and polka dots on the bottom. Or pair a neon top with a black bottom. Your choices are limitless!
No matter which trend inspires you this summer, always go with the style you feel your best in! Trends come and go, but trust me; a girl with confidence is timeless.
How to Dress for Summer Music Festivals
When it comes to dressing for summer music festivals there is really only one rule – anything goes! Music festival style is as varied as the bands playing (and in some cases it seems like people are there more for the fashion than for the music). That said, finding the perfect outfits can be tricky for even the most seasoned festival pro. You want to look cute, while being comfortable, while wearing something that is going to hold up for hours on end in the heat and is totally conducive to using a porto potty. And let’s be honest, no matter what you wear, by the end of the day it’s going to be covered in dirt, sweat and maybe some other unidentifiable fluids… ew!
So to help you make the most of your music festival style, I have put together a few tips and tricks to keep you looking cute and cool until the last band takes the stage.
1. Always check the weather forecast.
This is key. You don’t want to be stuck on a field in sandals if there is supposed to be a rainstorm. Or worse, stuck in your rubber rain boots if it is supposed to be 85 and sunny. Make sure to check the weather and dress accordingly.
2. Bring Layers
I know, I know, there is nothing more annoying than lugging a bunch of crap around with you all day. Wait, yes there is something more annoying than that – not being able to pay attention to your favorite band on stage as they close the festival because you are freezing your butt off in that cute tank top and no sweater. Flannel tops are perfect layering pieces and look cute tied around your waist during the day.
3. Ditch the Makeup
When it comes to all day music festivals, sunscreen is your best friend. Tinted sunscreen is even better. It packs the punch of SPF and will even out your skin tone. If you really must, throw on a little blush and lip gloss, but end it there. It will all just melt off of your face by the end of the day anyway.
4. Rock a Cool Hate
There is no way that your hair is going to last all day and night dancing around outside. Grab a cute fedora or straw hat and pull your hair into a low ponytail or messy side bun at the nape of your neck. Your hair can be a huge mess under that hat, but from the outside you are just going to look like a very cool chick.
5. Embrace the Long Skirt
Long skirts are the perfect item for music festivals. They cover your legs and keep them protected from mosquitoes, they are breezy and cool during the day and they will keep you (somewhat) warm at night. Plus they are totally in line with that flower child hippy vibe that most festivals have. Pro tip: if the skirt starts to annoy you during the day, just scoop up part of the side and tie it in a knot.
How to Dress for Your Chest
6. Boobs. You want them if you don’t have them and you want to get rid of them if you do. Every girl I know with big boobs wishes they were small and vice versa. Except for one friend of mine, she just thinks they are weird in general. Regardless of whether they are large or small, dressing for your bust size can be tricky and at time downright frustrating.
7. Ladies if you ever listen to one thing I say, let this be it. Go and get properly measured for a bra. It’s free, it doesn’t take long, and I kid you not when I say that it will change your life. You are not the size you think you are. You cannot start to dress right for your bust size until you are wearing the right bra. You need that foundation for everything else to work.
8. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk clothes. If you tend to run larger in the bust area, it’s all about wrap dresses and shirts with either a v-neck or scoop neck. Wrap dresses are flattering on any body size and work really well for large-chested women because they show off all of your curves, not just the ones up top. V-neck and scoop neck shirts tend to show more skin between the neck and bust line, which draws the eye up and away from your chest. Dark colors are also great for minimizing the appearance of large busts.
9. Now for you ladies with smaller chests, there are ways to enhance what mother nature gave you. Anything with ruffles will automatically make your chest look larger than it is. Corset style dresses and plunging necklines are also great for accentuating smaller chests. You can also use color blocking to your advantage by wearing a lighter color on top and a darker color on bottom to make you look fuller in the chest and smaller on the bottom.
Have you ever stood in front of your closet full over clothes and thought to yourself “I have absolutely nothing to wear.” I think we all have done that more than once in the past month or so. And obviously it is not true, you have plenty to wear. You just don’t have the right things to wear. One of the questions I get asked the most is what staples does every woman need in her closet. I am going to share them with you right now. It doesn’t matter your age or your budget. You can get each other these items in a range of prices and believe me when I say you can’t live without them.
Every woman needs a little black dress. Consider it your superpower tucked away in your closet. This little black dress can be worn anywhere. Black is always flattering and you can change up the look with different jewelry and shoes depending on where you are going. Plus the LBD is timeless. I’ve had mine for years and still love it.
2. White Button Down Shirt
There is nothing as sexy as a woman in a white button down shirt. It is so carefree, easy and classic. You can wear it with literally anything and still look chic. It can be worn over your bikini at the beach or with a khaki skirt for work.
3. A Good Pair of Denim
Jeans come in all shapes, sizes and styles. But it only takes that one pair to make you feel amazing. Every woman needs to have one pair of jeans that fit her like a glove. These aren’t always easy to find, but trust me once you do you will never let them go.
4. Cashmere Sweater
I have one sweater that is literally like my security blanket. If I have a bad day, I come home and put it on and instantly feel better. It is perfect for travelling, ultra comfy and looks good with everything. This is like those jeans I just talked about. It is a staple. You need it.
Jumping for Jumpsuits
Jumpsuit, romper, call it what you want. They are making a huge statement this spring. I am seeing them everywhere! I am not talking about the one-piece version that you zip up when you are getting ready to go skydiving. I am talking about a cute, trendy unisuit that you will want to wear to your next bbq to look hot in front of your latest crush. I’ll be honest; I haven’t always been a fan. When worn right, I think it is a great look. It’s comfortable, easy to wear, and requires minimal accessorizing. Here’s my issue, they usually tend to only look good on very tall and very thin women, so about .001% of us. And because it’s just one piece it has to fit perfectly or else your entire body will look off and disproportionate. The good news is that designers have been working overtime to make jumpsuits for spring in a variety of shapes, silhouettes and prints. Hit the mall and you will see a different version in every store. I guarantee there is one for every body shape out there now. A few of my styles include tailored with a belt around the waist (this will give your body an hour glass silhouette) and with contrasting panels down the side for a masculine look. If you are looking for an easy way to incorporate the jumpsuit trend into your spring wardrobe, I suggest opting for a bold floral print or a bright color that pops.
Personally, I am not sure if I could pull one off. It is still going to take some courage for me to rock one on out in public. But if and when I do, I plan to fully own the look and strut my stuff as only a lady in a jumpsuit can!
How To Rock Spring Florals
Are you loving the spring floral trend, but not sure how to incorporate it into your wardrobe? No problem. The current flower power trend is easy to style and looks good on anyone! Floral prints are fun, flirty and best of all functional. They can be worn a variety of ways, from laid back to the beach, to casual at a bbq, or dressed up for a date. So whether you are preppy, laid back or a little edgy, this trend can work for you. It is totally up to you how much floral you incorporate into your look, whether it’s big bold prints or small delicate designs. So grab your favorite flower and let’s go!
Have a weekend of fun in the sun planned? Try pairing a fitted floral top with your favorite slouchy, cuffed boyfriend jeans and a pair of strappy sandals. The more fitted top will offset the baggy bottoms. Add a striped tote for contrast or a bright beach bag and your ready to go.
If you have a pool party or beach trip planned, throw on your favorite floral sundress over your swimsuit. Take the look one step farther and try tying a flower scarf in your hair. Keep your shoes simple with rubber flip flops and you’re ready to chill poolside for the day. Don’t forget your sunnies and towel!
For a flirty date look, try a floral tea-length skirt (tea-length skirts are super popular right now) with a pastel tank top. Complete the look with a belt to accent your waist. If you want to turn it up a notch, wear a tight floral print dress and strappy heeled sandals. Add a few simple accessories and a neon clutch and you will be turning heads all night.
Top Trends for Spring
Finally, it’s time to pack away our bulky sweaters, clunky boots and oversized jackets. I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready to kiss winter goodbye and welcome spring with a nice big kiss! I don’ think that I could have handled one more day of dressing in layers and braving the cold. I want short skirts, flowy tops and sandals! HELLO SPRING, YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED!!!
Now, let’s get to the serious stuff. There are some seriously amazing spring trends happening out there and I am ready to share them with you. First off, pastels. It’s time to ditch the dark colors for lighter tones. Soft shades are popping up all over the place, from minty green, to pale lilac and baby blue. These hues are easy to mix and match. And if you really want to have some fun, incorporate pastel florals into your wardrobe. Soft, feminine and perfect for spring!
Another big trend for spring is the wide leg pant. That’s right, it’s time to ditch your skinny jeans for their more sophisticated cousin. This trend can be a little more difficult to pull off if you aren’t tall. If you are on the shorter side and want to elongate your body, I recommend that you look for a pair with a high waist and a less flared leg.
Next up is mesh. Yes, you heard me right. But this isn’t an 80’s flashback. This spring mesh tops are showing up in a major way. An easy way to incorporate this look into your wardrobe is by wearing a simple black or cream mesh top over a neon camisole.
And last of all (and this one if my favorite!), I present you with the tea length skirt. It’s not quite ankle length and not quite knee length, but somewhere in between. Keep this feminine look modern and sexy by pairing it with a sleeveless tank and some strappy heels.
There you have it, my favorite spring trends. No get out there and show them what you’ve got!